Lake Norman & Mooresville

School news: Accountability results for schools released

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Compiled by Gina Smith

Mooresville Graded School District

Accountability results: State results released Sept. 4 show Mooresville Graded School District met 96 percent of its annual measurable objectives targets for the 2013-14 school year – more than any other school district in North Carolina. Numbers that contributed to this performance were a math course rigor rating of more than 95 percent and a 90 percent graduation rate. Also, Mooresville Graded School District students had a 71 percent proficiency rate on North Carolina End-of-Grade/End-of-Course state tests. This rate is 13 points higher than the district’s 2012-13 scores and 15 points above the state average of 56 percent. Mooresville Graded School district is third in the state in proficiency rates, sharing the position with Elkin City.

East Mooresville Intermediate

Class Rack: The school is accepting donations of new and gently-worn clothing to benefit low-income families in the Mooresville area through the Class Rack 2014 program run by local high school students. Families in need will be able to choose their own clothing at no charge during a private shopping event in October. Donations can be dropped off through the end of September in the white box decorated with colorful handprints by the Science Lab at the school’s front entrance. Clothing should be clean and free of stains and holes and should include children’s size 5 through junior, teen and adult sizes. Undergarments and socks should be new.

Mooresville Intermediate

Class Rack: The school is accepting donations of new and gently worn clothing to benefit low-income families in the Mooresville area through the Class Rack 2014 program run by local high school students. Donations can be dropped off through the end of September in the white box decorated with colorful handprints in front of the Media Center.

Mooresville Middle

Spirit Wear: Mooresville Middle Spirit Wear is available through Sept. 17 online at http://theonlineteamstore.com/collections/mms. Order forms are also available in the main office. For details, email the parent-teacher-student organization at mooresvillemiddleschoolptso@gmail.com.

Mooresville High

Bond Information Meeting: Mooresville High School will host an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 to discuss the upcoming bond referendum for renovations to school buildings.

Iredell-Statesville Schools

Regional AIG Meeting: A regional meeting will be held 6-7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Lakeshore Elementary for any parents in the Southern Regions interested in knowing more about the Iredell-Statesville School System’s process for identifying and supporting academically gifted students. Items to be discussed include the identification process, service options and frequently asked questions.

Graduation rates: For the ninth consecutive year, the four-year graduation rate improved in Iredell-Statesville Schools. Up from 88.1 percent last year, the graduation rate rose to 89.3 percent for the 2013-2014 school year.

Statewide, the four-year cohort graduation rate rose to 83.8 percent from the previous year’s rate of 82.5 percent, according to North Carolina’s 2014 graduation rate report, presented recently to State Board of Education members.

Several high schools in Iredell-Statesville Schools showed significant improvement, including North Iredell High, South Iredell High, West Iredell High, and Monticello. North Iredell High School increased its graduation rate from 86.4 percent to 89.2 percent, and South Iredell High School raised its rate 3.4 percentage points, from 85.7 percent to 89.1 percent.

West Iredell High School grew from 85.7 percent to 88.2 percent. Monticello School had the largest gain of 10.4 percentage points to take its rate from 76.8 percent to 87.2 percent. Lake Norman High, Collaborative College of Technology and Leadership, and the Visual and Performing Arts Center also maintained their graduation rates at 95 percent or higher.

Lake Norman Elementary

PTO General Meeting: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18.

Community Dinner: 5-8:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Tony’s Pizza, 688 Bluefield Road, Mooresville

Lakeshore Middle

Class Rack: The school is accepting donations of new and gently-worn clothing to benefit low-income families in the Mooresville area through the Class Rack 2014 program run by local high school students. Families in need will be able to choose their own clothing at no charge during a private shopping event to be held in October. Donations can be dropped off through the end of September in the white box decorated with colorful handprints in the front office. Clothing should be clean and free of stains and holes, and should include children’s size 5 through junior, teen and adult sizes. Undergarments and socks should be new.

Lake Norman High

Mattress sale fundraiser: The Lake Norman High School Choral Group will hold a discount mattress sale as a fundraiser 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27 at the school. The mattresses will be available at discounts of 30 percent to 60 percent below retail prices during the sale.

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